After breaking up with British cricketer Reece Topley, world No.7 Elina Svitolina found new love in her tennis colleague, currently 33rd-ranked Gael Monfils.
The Ukrainian WTA star remains candid about her relationship, but our regular reader Sru captured this black and white photo from Svitolina’s Instagram story after her victory on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Svitolina is hugging someone wearing an Asics shirt and we all know that Monfils wears Asics gear.
There’s also this tweet that makes us conclude they got in closer contact sometime last summer.
Monfils has a history of dating WTA players. More than ten years ago the French ATP star was in a relationship with Slovak Dominika Cibulkova, while even before that he was linked to France’s Alize Cornet.
UPDATE: Monfils was in Svitolina’s box for her second-round Australian Open match against Viktoria Kuzmova on January 17th.
After her victory, Svitolina was asked about the new face in her player’s box and she blushed and shyly responded: “Yeah, he’s supporting me.”
In the post-match press conference, Svitolina confirmed that they are dating.
For more info on the past and present dating lives of women’s tennis players, visit my WTA Players and their Love Partners section.